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Body found in suitcase in Italian port of Rimini

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The body was found in the port of Rimini – photographed here during a 2013 triathlon Police are investigating the discovery of an Asian woman’s body in a suitcase at the Italian port town of Rimini. The woman likely died of malnutrition and showed signs of extended physical suffering, […]

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Canada to legalise marijuana 'by 2018'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government has long been promising pot legislation by spring Recreational marijuana use could be legal in Canada by 1 July 2018 under coming legislation, according to reports. The federal government will table legislation to legalise marijuana by April, public broadcaster CBC is reporting. Sources told the CBC that […]

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'YouTube generation'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young and loud: Many of the protesters were not just young, they were teenagers Alexei Navalny is in custody after an unsanctioned protest; social media is full of photos of peaceful demonstrators being dragged off by police, or even beaten; the Kremlin says Sunday’s rally was a provocation and […]

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Russia protests leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny (left) called for nationwide protests over alleged government corruption Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. Mr Navalny was one of hundreds of people who were detained across the country in connection with the rallies. […]

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Turkmen Asian Games mascot gets makeover

Turkmen Asian Games mascot gets makeover By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Government of Turkmenistan Image caption The new Wepaly, complete with Akhal-Teke horse logo Turkmenistan’s mascot for this year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is a traditional Central Asian Shepherd Dog called Wepaly, but autocratic President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov […]